Real vs. Steal – Valentino Rockstud PVC Thong Sandals

by Roseanne on January 25, 2014

UPDATE: This post has been updated on January 25, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

During the summer season, flip-flops aren’t usually my type of go-to shoes unless I am going to the beach. However, these Valentino Rockstud PVC Thong Sandals redefine the mundane flip-flop, making them an elegant semi-casual yet semi-formal summer shoe. And, of course, the stylish fashion blogger and footwear designer, Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad, proves all of the statements above. As she pairs them with various outfits, these Valentinos exhibit their endless potential as a versatile summer sandal.

Valentino Rockstud PVC Thong Sandals in black

Valentino Rockstud PVC Thong Sandalsls
($295, Neiman Marcus)

P.S.: Also available at Bergdorf Goodmanls, NORDSTROMls & Saksls.

Chiara Ferragni Loves Valentino

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Outfit Pictures via The Blonde Salad.

Bakers “Caged” Studded Bow Jelly Thong Sandals

UPDATE (01/25/2014): Found another Valentino-inspired studded bow jelly sandal! By Bakers. Available in white, black and nude for $39.95!

Bakers "Caged" Studded Bow Jelly Thong Sandals in white, black and nude (Valentino Rockstud PVC knockoffs)

Bakers “Caged” Studded Bow Jelly Thong Sandalsamazon
($39.95, Amazon)

GUESS “Lolany” Studded Jelly Sandals

UPDATE (07/13/2013): And here we go wit yet another fabulous and very affordable Valentino Rockstud Jelly Sandal look-a-like. I really love these super similar studded bow jelly sandals by GUESS which are available in either black or white PVC.

GUESS "Lolany" Studded Jelly Sandals in black (Valentino Rockstud PVC knockoffs)

GUESS “Lolany” Studded Jelly Sandalsamazon
($19.50, Amazon)

Not Rated “Pool Party” Studded Jelly Thong Sandals

UPDATE (04/06/2013): Not Rated has also a super fabulous Valentino look-a-like sandal available! I especially love the hot pink version and the price of under $20 ain’t too bad either!

Not Rated "Pool Party" Studded Jelly Thong Sandals in black and fuchsia pink (Valentino Rockstud look-a-likes)

Not Rated “Pool Party” Studded Jelly Thong Sandalscj
($15.94, DSW)

Chinese Laundry “Lucky One” Studded Bow Thong Sandals

UPDATE (04/06/2013): Look at these studded bow thong sandals by Chinese Laundry! Yet another wonderful Valentino for less alternative. Available in black, white and nude!

Chinese Laundry "Lucky One" Studded Bow Thong Sandals in black (Valentino Rockstud look-a-likes)

Chinese Laundry “Lucky One” Studded Bow Thong Sandalscj
($29.95, DSW)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon.

Wet Seal Studded Jelly Flip Flops

UPDATE (02/21/2013): Came across an even more affordable Valentino look-a-like today! Check out these studded jelly flip flops by Wet Seal! Only $6.45 and also available in coral and nude. Love these!

Wet Seal Studded Jelly Flip Flops in black (Valentino Rockstud PVC look-a-likes)

Wet Seal Studded Jelly Flip Flopsls
($6.45, Wet Seal)

Dizzy “Fusion” Studded Rubber Thong Sandals

UPDATE (02/12/2013): Found another amazing and almost identical Valentino Rockstud sandal look-a-like! Check out the “Fusion” by Dizzy for $29.95! I’m in love!

Dizzy "Fusion" Studded Rubber Thong Sandals in black (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Dizzy “Fusion” Studded Rubber Thong Sandalspjx
($29.95, Lori’s)

Ivanka Trump “Natty” Studded Rubber Thong Sandals

UPDATE (02/12/2013): Ivanka Trump also has a very Valentino inspired studded rubber thong sandal which comes in various beautiful colors and costs $39.99 (sale price)!

Ivanka Trump "Natty" Studded Rubber Thong Sandals in black (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Ivanka Trump “Natty” Studded Rubber Thong Sandalsamazon
($39.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at 6pmcj, Shoes.comls & Lord & Taylorpjx.

Steve Madden “JIFFFY” Studded Jelly Thong Sandals

HOT DEAL: Use promo code “JANSM1” to get 15% off orders of $100+ or “JANSM8” for 20% off orders of $150+ at Steve Madden including free shipping! Offer valid through 01/31/2014. Some exclusions apply.

Splurging $295 on PVC footwear that can only be worn only during one part of the year is quite the extravagant price to pay. Thanks to Steve Madden, the “JIFFFY” Studded Jelly Thong Sandals are the perfect budget-friendly alternative to the Valentinos above. Priced at $29.98, they are almost identical to its designer counterpart with only minor differences that are hardly even noticeable.

Steve Madden "JIFFFY" Studded Jelly Thong Sandals in black (Valentino Rockstud PVC knockoffs)

Steve Madden “JIFFFY” Studded Jelly Thong Sandalsls
($29.98, Steve Madden)

Image source(s): Bergdorf Goodman, The Blonde Salad, Zappos, Amazon, Wet Seal, Lori’s, Piperlime, Steve Madden

Posted in: Real vs. Steal,Shoes,Valentino

  • Amira A

    Those sandals are so boss!! That belt is to die for!!

  • http://twitter.com/JustMaryTX Mas Bruno

    Wet Seal is offering free shipment today!

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